League and credit unions connect with candidate Sykes

Published by: Andrew Canan

October 19, 2022 | Government Affairs

The best path to advocacy success is creating and building upon relationships with decision-makers in Columbus and Washington, D.C., and standing by proven credit union champions facing difficult elections. In response to the creation of a new, competitive 13th Congressional District, the League and CUNA met with both candidates for that seat: State Representative and former Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) and Madison Gesiotto Gilbert (R-North Canton). While both candidates interviewed positively, Rep. Sykes, a long-time Towpath Credit Union member, is a consistent and proactive supporter while serving in the Ohio Statehouse and championing credit union issues as House Minority Leader. Her proven championship was a key difference maker in partnering with Towpath Credit Union to host an event with area credit union leaders for a productive conversation with Rep. Sykes about their collective priorities at the federal level. The League will await the November election outcome before continuing to build a relationship with Ohio’s next 13th Congressional District leader.

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Andrew Canan
Andrew Canan Sr. Manager, Political and Grassroots Affairs E: acanan@ohiocul.org
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